100 year old Frenchman cycles into the record books!!
“I could have gone faster but I didn’t want to,” Marchand (who was given clearance by his cardiologist in France before making the attempt) told reporters.
“I’m not playing at being a champion,” he said. “I just wanted to do something for my 100th birthday.” But to be fully recognised as a world record, Marchand had to undergo a doping test after completing the event.
An amateur road racer, Marchand competed in the Bordeaux-Paris race at the age of 90 when he covered the 600km (372 miles) in 36 hours.
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